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Old 06-22-2009, 10:51 PM   #26
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You know, this would be so easily solved if GMPP just made a friggin supercharger kit!

I would order one for sure if it meant I got to keep the factory warranty!

DO YOU HEAR ME GM?????
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:50 AM   #27
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Sweet car man, those stripes look great!!
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:31 AM   #28
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looks good, makes that car look good and it just has that pop to it
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:15 PM   #29
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Thanks guys! Now I am asking for some input: When my GFX kit comes I am getting it color matched to my CGM, but on the back piece, I was thinking about leaving some in that Dark Argent Grey it comes in.


There is the area in question. I think it would be nice to break up the body color a bit.

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Old 06-24-2009, 06:54 PM   #30
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Great pics. Plan on getting the same stripes painted on and its great to see what they will look like. Definately need pics from all angles when you get the GFX on. I wonder if they would leave that section unpainted for you to see what it looks like on the car unless its too much trouble to paint it after all ready on the car??? Otherwise, I vote paint it.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:53 PM   #31
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Those stripes look amazing, and I don't know. I kind of like the way the gradient on the gills turned out. Also, it does look Saleen-esque.

Either way, Nice colors, great shots of the lighting on a CGM camaro.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:18 AM   #32
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Pics look great as well as does the car. (The one where she's under the bridge is my fave!)
As far as the gfx goes, I would do the whole gfx. That is my opinion, since you asked. Enjoy your baby!!
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:56 PM   #33
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Are the wheels painted or polished. I ordered painted (2SS/RJT/Auto6) and keep thinking about polished 20's. Yours look good so i hope they are painted?
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:08 PM   #34
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The wheels are the Midnight Silver finish that comes with RS package. Not anywhere near as dark as they look on the builder on the Chevy website. I am very happy with them, they hide the brake dust so I don't have to polish them every time I drive somewhere.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:51 PM   #35
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The car looks GREAT! Still waiting on mine, I think that Id just leave the rear air splitter in the dark argent color too. Just my own view , it would look good anyway you like it. Cant hardly wait to get mine!
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:50 PM   #36
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Very nice Lance! I'll make it up there sometime in july... and double on the side window tint in Stoon. Your cops are nuts up there!
The car looks amazing!
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:59 AM   #37
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For the gfx, I think you should leave the bottom portion and the difuser left unpainted. I think it will help break it up.

Also, I do like the idea of the red bowtie. I think you should get some red tape from the parts house and tape it off just to see what it looks like. Take pictures so that we can live vicariously through you.

This car looks great. Between Tag and yourself, I am serously reconsidering SIM for CGM.
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:48 AM   #38
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For the gfx, I think you should leave the bottom portion and the difuser left unpainted. I think it will help break it up.

Also, I do like the idea of the red bowtie. I think you should get some red tape from the parts house and tape it off just to see what it looks like. Take pictures so that we can live vicariously through you.

This car looks great. Between Tag and yourself, I am serously reconsidering SIM for CGM.
I was gonna get SIM, but my daily driver is a very similar silver to it and I don't want 2 cars looking that similar.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:37 AM   #39
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Hey all,

Car came in on tuesday, Lots of stuff booked, ready and waiting to get put on. Will add them in as they come.

Until then, heres the details,CGM 2SS/RS/ M6/MS Wheels, GFX on order/ Vin 9471



My god people, first a UFO in the other thread, now ET's finger in this one!!! Aliens are after our CGM's!!!! They must need a CGM to battle bumblebee!

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Old 06-30-2009, 08:39 AM   #40
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Test, not linking right? :bangdesk:


There that's better
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:50 AM   #41
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For the gfx, I think you should leave the bottom portion and the difuser left unpainted. I think it will help break it up.

Also, I do like the idea of the red bowtie. I think you should get some red tape from the parts house and tape it off just to see what it looks like. Take pictures so that we can live vicariously through you.

This car looks great. Between Tag and yourself, I am serously reconsidering SIM for CGM.
Wellll..... if you're on the fence, check out the official CGM thread last page, I found some more picts of the Hendrick's car from Detroit Speed (did the suspension on it) and they're nice.

Dont know how to link to a post in a thread, but it's currently on pg 7, post 169, little more than 1/2 way down. Tag's & Snowflake's stripes look incredible, the Hendrick car just proves even the OEM vinyl ones in SIM can look good too.

Love your stripes Snowflake, good choice!
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:56 AM   #42
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Thanks guys! Now I am asking for some input: When my GFX kit comes I am getting it color matched to my CGM, but on the back piece, I was thinking about leaving some in that Dark Argent Grey it comes in.


There is the area in question. I think it would be nice to break up the body color a bit.

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Personally I'd look into leaving the defuser part at the bottom unpainted before the center section, possibly both but would have to see it.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:53 AM   #43
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Since you blacked out the upper back, black out those horrible-looking silver rectangle exhaust tip ports. I guess whoever designed this thought they were an inverted mirror of the look of the tail lights but it's the worst part of the gfx package; should have left them off.

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Old 07-03-2009, 01:56 AM   #44
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Don't have any pics to post, but my car got its first 2 scratches today :(

BAD ONES. Like I can feel the scratch with my fingernail bad. Body shop says they probably won't buff out :(

One small but deep scratch on driver's side rear, right at the corner of the taillights and the side of the car, other scratch on the passenger side, not as deep, but about 6 inches long, right above the rear wheel on the wheel arch bulge.

Getting it detailed/polished next week to see if it lessens the damage, cringe at the thought that I might need a bit of paint work already.

Pretty pissed off right now, but was red in the face irate earlier today. I think I got it at a mall. I was literally the only car parked for probably 5 rows (farthest back corner possible) but when I came back out of the mall, hand prints all over my side windows, so maybe someone's beltbuckle or something?

Anyways, I'm off to drink about 15 beers and call it a night............. :(
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:43 AM   #45
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Don't have any pics to post, but my car got its first 2 scratches today :(

BAD ONES. Like I can feel the scratch with my fingernail bad. Body shop says they probably won't buff out :(

One small but deep scratch on driver's side rear, right at the corner of the taillights and the side of the car, other scratch on the passenger side, not as deep, but about 6 inches long, right above the rear wheel on the wheel arch bulge.

Getting it detailed/polished next week to see if it lessens the damage, cringe at the thought that I might need a bit of paint work already.

Pretty pissed off right now, but was red in the face irate earlier today. I think I got it at a mall. I was literally the only car parked for probably 5 rows (farthest back corner possible) but when I came back out of the mall, hand prints all over my side windows, so maybe someone's beltbuckle or something?

Anyways, I'm off to drink about 15 beers and call it a night............. :(
Man that sucks. Stories like this are going to make me paranoid to park it anywhere.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:48 AM   #46
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I hope it's not too difficult to fix, that car is beautiful!
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:21 AM   #47
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Sorry to hear about the scratch, that sucks. If youre gonna drive em theyre gonna get scratched. Besides its gonna be hard to see at 70 mph! Have a good time in your new Camaro!
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:01 AM   #48
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Just a small update,

When my 3M was initially applied, they only did a small strip on the hood, then to do the rallies, they had to cut the hood stripes in 2 pieces to go over the 3M joint. Now there is a small gap between the silver rally vynils. I was not very pleased to say the least.

So on Tuesday, I am getting my ENTIRE hood 3m'd. then the rallies will go on top of that (on top in case I ever want to change/get rid of stripes).

Just putting that out there as an FYI. If you are considering 3m clear bra and stripes, get your whole hood done first and save the trouble. Also less chance of road rash too.


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Old 07-13-2009, 05:52 PM   #49
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Another small update:

Got a call today from the framing gallery. Forgot that I was getting my window sticker framed. Turned out real nice:




Also, recently went on a road trip. 2 interesting pictures. The first is a cool mileage number. Some of you more internet-ish people will understand it some won't: (look at the odo)



And then also, driving through a town, saw these and thought they were creepy enough to pull over and take a picture of:


if I was a little kid, I would be traumatized for life from those things.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:00 AM   #50
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I think the thing you have to think about driving your Camaro around is that it will inevitably become scratched. For instance, my Dad has a 1965 Corvette Stingray Convertible that has loads of scratches, some paint it knocked off here and there, but he doesn't care because he knows it will happen. The only time he will ever get rid of the imperfections if he ever sells it at some kind of auction (which he wont, EVER. IT's his prized possesion)
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